Whales and Dolphins

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Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
We already know that whales are the largest warm-blooded animals in the ocean, and that the Blue Whale is the biggest animal on earth. What else is there to know? This book, part of Mason Crest Publishers' "100 Things You Need to Know" series, features at least ninety-eight more facts! With its lively format, colorful illustrations and easy-to-understand text, this book includes a plethora of information. For example, how are whales and dolphins related? Did you know that not all dolphins live in salt water? Beginning with the basics—they are warm-blooded mammals, whales, porpoises, and dolphins are all part of the group, cetaceans, that can be divided into two groups, baleen and tooth whales—the book goes on to feature whale senses, physical features, hunting behavior, where particular cetaceans can be found, reproduction, and so on. Especially interesting are lesser-known facts: large whales carry around a community of barnacles that are there for life on the whale's skin. Some whales, in addition to the five senses, have another: that of sensing the earth's magnetic force. Especially interesting are the pages about river dolphins. Each two-page spread includes a craft idea (that would be far better if accompanied by pictures), a long whale "swimming" at the top margin that tells a whale fact, numbered paragraphs with simple text, and attractive illustrations. Occasionally an "I don't believe it" bubble pops up with some remarkable information, for instance a newborn baby blue whale is twenty-three feet long and weighs three tons. The book includes an index. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Filled with information about these sea-dwelling mammals, Whales and Dolphins explores their habitats, physical characteristics, feeding habits and just about anything else inquisitive young readers might want to know about. Liberally illustrated with full-color photographs and drawing plus special foldout pages. Also contains a fact list, glossary and index.
Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
This extensive book uses text, charts, graphs, illustrations, photographs, and fold-out pages to explore the underwater world of whales and dolphins. This resource explores whale and dolphin evolution, senses, habitats, physical characteristics, breeding habits, songs and communication, special feeding strategies, migration, legends and myths, and interaction with humans. Readers will enjoy this rare glimpse at the underwater world of these sociable and highly intelligent marine mammals.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
This superlatively designed blend of lucid text and get-at-a-glance charts, diagrams, gatefolds, and other illustrative devices vivifies the unique physical and social characteristics of marine mammals. It has a glossary, index, and no bold face type to interrupt the reader's concentration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422219782
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Look into Nature Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 11.78 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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